, Newburyport, MA


March 18, 2013

Slip-Jig for Flute and SUV


Awaiting the resolution of this showdown, my small audience nods and grins.

As the light turns green, I hold the last note with my left hand and raise my right thumb to the clueless driver.

Another alley-oop for the well-versed, as I point the tenor at the departing SUV and turn a mock glare at the novice violinists before me:

“THAT is your ‘New World Symphony’!”

Tips are as generous as the laughter heard ’round the curb.


Jack Garvey can be reached at Custer’s 7th Calvary rode to “Garryowen,” a “quickstep” named for a neighborhood in Limerick, Ireland, and later taken as the name of a Montana town near the battlefield.

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